Broadcast 2131 (Special Edition)

27 Nov 2013 John Batchelor, Dr. Robert Zubrin
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Robert Zubrin. Topics: Manned Mars missions with Russian participation. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( During our 11 minute plus discussion, John and Dr. Robert Zubrin discussed manned missions to Mars with Russian participation. Unfortunately, I was unable to participate due to a lousy cell phone connection as I was at a friend's house for a party. During the segment, Dr. Zubrin made several important points given he had just returned from Russia. He said he found lots of people willing to do a joint Mars human mission with us but also many want to turn the clock back to Cold War days. He had much to say about Putin and why a manned Mars mission would go a long way toward neutralizing the dark forces within Russia, including Putin. Bob talked about advancing humanity and the investment in human capital as the return we would all benefit from in a human Mars mission. Dr. Zubrin's motivation for the joint Russian -US manned Mars mission seemed right on the target to me and those at the party listening to the segment on one of Batchelor's streaming internet stations. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through



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